NewYork-Presbyterian

Dopamine Mastery: Crafting Balance for Joyful Living led by Dr. Loy

In today's dopamine-rich environment, we're all susceptible to chronic exposure to various intoxicants like processed foods, social media, video games, gambling, and alcohol. This exposure often leads to dependency and addiction, with profound physical and psychological effects. We each have our own coping mechanisms for stress, some adaptive, others maladaptive, all with unique triggers for our dopamine pathways. Are you aware of your "drug of choice"? Even seemingly innocuous activities like reading, chess, shopping, or exercise can become addictive.

Join us for a virtual program as we delve into crucial topics:

● Understand the neuroscience behind pain and pleasure pathways, and explore strategies to rewire the brain's reward system, including hormesis.

● Discover evidence-based approaches to detox from process and behavioral addictions, involving data gathering, introspection, abstinence, and mindfulness.

● Develop insights into whether and how to reintegrate addictive substances or behaviors in a more balanced manner.

● Learn techniques to maintain dopamine levels without experiencing withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, irritability, insomnia, dysphoria, and cravings.

● Reclaim joy by rewiring the brain's reward pathways, gaining control over cravings, and rediscovering pleasure in various aspects of life.

 

Dates: Wednesdays 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26 Virtual

Time: 4pm-5pm

We accept most insurances. Your insurance may cover the 1-hour group session. However, you will be responsible for a specialist copayment per session. You will also be responsible if you have a deductible or co-insurance. 

 

Dial-In Information

To sign up, contact Mary Acosta at maa2337@med.cornell.edu

Wednesday, June 19 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

More dates through June 26, 2024

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